Rail safety issues and actions

Attending parked trams

Issue number: RO-2016-006-SI-03
Who it affects: Sydney Tramway Museum
Issue owner: Sydney Tramway Museum
Operation affected: Rail: Operations control
Background: Investigation Report RO-2016-006
Date: 17 May 2019

Safety issue description

STM did not comply with its risk control in ensuring that trams were attended when parked.

Proactive Action

Action organisation: Sydney Tramway Museum
Action number: RO-2016-006-NSA-016
Date: 17 May 2019
Action status: Closed

Since the incident, STM has made it a requirement that at least one rail crew employee attends trams parked at the Railway Square Waiting Shed at all times.

ATSB response:

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau notes the response provided and is satisfied that the action taken by STM addresses the safety issue.

Current issue status: Adequately addressed
Last update 17 May 2019